• The River is not a Border

    The River is not a Border

    Maayo Wonaa Keerol



  • The River is not a Border

    The River is not a Border

    Maayo Wonaa Keerol



  • The River is not a Border

    The River is not a Border

    Maayo Wonaa Keerol



  • The River is not a Border

    The River is not a Border

    Maayo Wonaa Keerol



  • The River is not a Border

    The River is not a Border

    Maayo Wonaa Keerol



The River is not a Border

Maayo Wonaa Keerol

a film by Alassane Diago

The River is not a Border

France, Senegal, Germany | 2022 | 105:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
105min original French, Peul, Wolof, Arabic version
Synopsis
Forty protagonists, witnesses and victims look back at the 1989 massacres on both sides of the Senegal River, the border between Mauritania and Senegal, in order to understand what really happened, and try to take a step towards reconciliation together. [Semaine de la critique – 75 Locarno FF]


"In 1989, after a clash near the border between Mauritanian shepherds and Senegalese peasants, an incredible escalation of racist violence took place in the two countries. These events caused thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of refugees. Today, despite appearances, the wounds have not healed. With this film, I want to try to understand what really happened, I want to pay tribute to the dead, and above all, I want to take a step towards reconciliation." Alassane Diago
Festivals/Awards
2022
75 Locarno Film Festival – Semaine de la critique
Cast and Crew
  • Director Alassane Diago
  • Producer Michel Klein, Katy Lena Ndiaye, Raphael Pillosio, Heino Deckert
  • Director of Photography Michel K. Zongo
  • Editor Catherine Gouze, Alassane Diago
  • Sound Michel Tsagli, Mathieu Deniau
  • Production Design Fabacary Coly
  • Other Philippe Grivel (Sound mixing)
Co-Production Company
ma.ja.de. Filmproduktions GmbH
Germany
www.majade.de
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